Detailed are typical lathe procedures assuming nothing but your interest in metal work. The book features the popular Sherline and UNIMAT metal shops, but it will be useful for projects with any tabletop metal lathe. The object is getting "you to work" efficiently, quickly, but safely. Project examples include various artwork
projects, household utensils, and engineering type projects. However, the main philosophy is to describe clearly the lathe operations that one can machine whatever may be desirable. This is an introductory text with an endless number of photos and drawings. However, we do not stop at the simplest possible operations.
The author is not a professional machinist or engineer. In fact, the author holds a PhD in physics and teaches physical chemistry at a college. The author is a hobby machinist, as you probably are.
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Very good for beginners. I would have liked better a handbook format
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